Soy complex seemingly confirmed Wednesday's loss of momentum

The corn market sustained recent gains Thursday trading. Talk of damage to the winter wheat crop, reduced 2015 plantings, ethanol strength and robust demand is being credited for the ongoing corn advance. FULL STORY »

Cotton was the exception to Thursday's general ag market strength

The corn market sustained recent gains in early Thursday trading. Talk of damage to the winter wheat crop, reduced 2015 plantings and robust demand is being credited for the ongoing corn advance, although technical buying is probably exaggerating the rise. FULL STORY »

Thursday's early release of new FSA data had little market impact

The corn market continued its recent advance Wednesday night. Spillover from beans and wheat may be supporting prices, but a portion of the advance looks quite technical in nature as well. FULL STORY »

Soy & cotton markets diverged from gains in the other ag markets

The grain markets remained strong despite Wednesday’s soy losses. Corn and wheat have recently tracked soaring soy markets, but grain quotes remained quite elevated despite Wednesday’s soy reversal. FULL STORY »

Bacon Expo at Iowa State draws crowds

Bacon enthusiasts at Iowa State University recently converged upon the new Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center for the second annual Bacon Expo in Ames, Iowa. FULL STORY »

Cargill launches pig nutrition program

A new nutrition program from Cargill is designed to deliver better feed efficiency for finisher pigs, while helping producers control costs and improve profitability. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: Just a dog and his hog

Move over cattle dogs - hog dogs deserve some respect, too. FULL STORY »

Values do matter to farmers, ranchers

Values and farmers and ranchers—they go hand-in-hand. A 30-second commercial by Whole Foods Market shows that. Sort of. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Keep it simple

The frustration of technology occurred this weekend as I picked up a new computer. For those of us of the ‘older generation’ we don’t need all of the bells and whistles of the next generation of computer software. We’re looking for something reliable and predictable. FULL STORY »

NPPC requests review of Swine Disease Surveillance Program

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to evaluate the efficacy of its Swine Influenza Virus Surveillance Program, which is set to expire next year. FULL STORY »

Iowa water quality project funds now available

Eligible groups can now apply for grants to support projects that will improve water quality in Iowa. FULL STORY »

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